Eddie Bengtsson has been a trailblazing presence on the Swedish electronic music scene. Inspired by Synth Britannia, while best known for his involvement in PAGE and S.P.O.C.K, there have also been his solo adventures and collaborations.
So as a Beginner’s Guide to his vast catalogue of work under his many different guises, The Electricity Club presents eighteen songs which are decisively 'Just Like Eddie' with commentary from the man himself... Continue Reading ›
2018 saw JEAN-MICHEL JARRE celebrate 50 years in the business and whether the world really needed another of his compilations, ‘Planet Jarre’ was probably one of the better collected representations of his work for casual admirers.
SOFT CELL made a totally unexpected return for a huge one-off farewell gig at London’s O2 Arena; and with it came a boxed set, the ‘Northern Lights’ single and other new recordings which have raised hopes for a new album. Continue Reading ›
2018 was a year of good songs rather than good albums, with many of long players not as consistent or as of high a standard as the bumper crop from the Class of ’17.
Interestingly, three graduates from the 'Some Bizarre Album' made it into the final list, thus highlighting the longevity of that particular vinyl showcase some 37 years on! So with a restriction of one song per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF 2018 presented in alphabetical order… Continue Reading ›
‘Non Stop Electronic Cabaret’ hosted by music and culture blog Cold War Night Life was an event where quality prevailed over quantity, the sold-out show featuring an esteemed international line-up comprising of RATIONAL YOUTH, PAGE and PSYCHE was rammed from the minute that the opening act took to the stage of The Islington.
The Electricity Club often goes on about how the best electronic music events are curated by electronic music fans and Cold War Night Life did it again. Continue Reading ›
Montréal’s RATIONAL YOUTH were among the trailblazers for electronic pop in Canada. They quickly made an impression and supported OMD at Auditorium Le Plateau in March 1982
RATIONAL YOUTH will be playing live in London for the first time at Non Stop Electronic Cabaret on Saturday 29th September 2018. Tracy Howe kindly chatted to The Electricity Club following completion of this summer’s ‘Canadian Synth Legends Tour’ with PSYCHE… Continue Reading ›